Some Niger Delta Militants under the aegis of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (CNDA) have threatened to resume attacks on oil installations in the region beginning from September 10, 2017.
The group also denied reports that they have withdrawn a quit notice issued to people from the north and Yorubas residing in the Niger Delta region.
The CNDA in a statement which was sent to the Punch newspapers on Saturday, September 02, disclosed that its findings had shown that northerners owned over 90% of the oil wells and that the Yoruba have about 7% of the wells. It stated that while the Igbo have about 2% of oil wells, the Niger Delta people do not have up to 1% of the oil wells.
The group said:
“We are not talking only about the notice to quit; we are also talking about the Niger Delta Republic. We have seen that the Federal Government is not serious about the Niger Delta issue. Let me make a point here; the Academic Staff Union of Universities is on strike and the government has set up a committee to engage in a dialogue with ASUU.
“This has never happened in the case of the Niger Delta; the Federal Government has never inaugurated a committee to handle the Niger Delta issue. The only language the Federal Government seems to understand is violence. September 10 is the day we will resume attacks (on oil installations). By September 10, which is on Sunday, over 5,000 members of the Niger Delta Coalition of Agitators will shut down no less than over 20 platforms.”